Aged & Allied Health

Women more likely to survive crises than men

16 January, 2018

Genetics, rather than risk-taking behaviours, may be behind women and female children surviving adversity better than men, according to new research.

Inflammation in the brain may trigger Alzheimer's

11 January, 2018

Researchers still don't know what causes Alzheimer's, but new resarch brings them a step closer to an answer... and a cure.

Seclusion and restraint use should be stopped

10 January, 2018

A review into seclusion and restraint use in NSW has found a disturbing lack of oversight.

Why do we need to address malnutrition?

02 January, 2018 by Aurora Ottaway*

Malnutrition is an under-recognised and underdiagnosed healthcare issue in Australia.

Losing weight can reverse type 2 diabetes

14 December, 2017

Researchers found that after one year, participants had lost an average of 10 kg, and nearly half had reverted to a non-diabetic state.

Study: Blood pressure declines 14 years before death

13 December, 2017

Is your blood pressure dropping? Are you over 60? Hold off on those plans for 14 years' time...

6 ways to help families of the sick or elderly enjoy Xmas

07 December, 2017

Christmas is special, but for some it is challenging and stressful. Here is a simple guide to help change that.

Aged Care Diversity Framework released

07 December, 2017

The framework will see three action plans developed in the first half of 2018, in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD and LGBTI communities.

Govt seeks input to Specialist Dementia Care Units

04 December, 2017

Health and aged-care professionals invited to make submissions.

Consumer-centric aged service is key to the industry's future

28 November, 2017 by Sean Rooney*

Collaboration between stakeholders will help ensure that the results of current independent aged-care industry reviews are 'fit for purpose'.

Older white women more likely to contract Alzheimer's

28 November, 2017

White women genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives.

Older, but not blinder

25 November, 2017

The risk of age-related macular degeneration seems to decrease in baby boomers and gen-Xers.

Flu vax to be mandatory for aged-care facility staff

17 November, 2017

Following several flu deaths in aged-care facilities this winter, the federal government is moving to mandate flu vaccinations for staff.

In Conversation ... with Associate Professor James Ward

14 November, 2017 by Laini Bennett

Known for his research into infectious diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, A/Prof Ward is a passionate advocate for taking action against STIs. He doesn't just talk the talk … he walks the walk.

Antimicrobial resistance in aged-care facilities requires a novel approach

13 November, 2017 by Prof. Ramon Shaban, Prof. Brett Mitchell, Dr Philip Russo, Dr Deborough Macbeth*

Extensive antimicrobial usage in aged-care facilities needs to be addressed.

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